§ Mr. Butler
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if in the light of the current level of petrol prices(a) in the United Kingdom and (b) on the world market, he will ask the Director General of Fair Trading to report on anti competitive practices in the petrol market.
§ Mr. Maude
The Director General of Fair Trading is continuing to monitor certain aspects of the petrol market400W in the light of reports on the supply of petrol by the Monopolies Commission in 1965 and the Monopolies and Mergers Commission in 1979. I understand that the director general presently sees no justification in developments in the petrol market for taking action under the competition legislation.